Kohinoor (1960 film)

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Directed by S. U. Sunny
Produced by Dr V. N. Sinha
Starring Dilip Kumar
Meena Kumari
Leela Chitnis
Music by Naushad
Edited by Moosa Mansoor
Release date
November 4, 1960
Running time
151 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Kohinoor is a 1960 Bollywood film produced by Dr V. N. Sinha and directed by S. U. Sunny. The film stars Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari, Leela Chitnis and Kumkum. The film's music is by Naushad.

It is said that Dilip Kumar went into depression after playing tragic roles in films such as Devdas and his psychiatrist recommended to him to do light roles. One such role that he took up was Kohinoor. Kohinoor cast Dilip Kumar and Meena Kumari to play a prince and princess of different kingdoms and was full of sword fights, songs and dances. This film is also notable for some rare comical and funny scenes by Meena Kumari, who is otherwise known as the tragedy queen. Its tone was light and it lacked the intense characterisations of their earlier films. It was a major hit of the year.

The film included the very melodious songs "Madhuban mein Radhika Nache Re" and "Do Sitaron Ka Zameen Par Hai Milan Aaj Ki Raat".


After the passing of Maharaj Dhiraj Rana Chandrabhan of Kailash Nagar, the Senapati, Veer Singh, crowns Rajkumar Dhivendra Pratap Bahadur Chandrabhan as the next King. Veer's wife, who has brought up Dhivendra like her own son, Surinder, would like Dhivendra to get married to Rajkumari Chandramukhi of Rajgarh. The Maharaja of Rajgarh is pleased to hear of this, and asks his daughter to set forth to Kailash Nagar. On the way there, she is abducted by her very own Senapati and held captive until she gives her consent to marry him. Dhivendra rescues her, both fall in love, but are captured by Senapati's men. Dhivendra is gravely injured, but manages to escape and is looked after by Rajgarh's Raj Nartaki, Rajlaxmi, who also falls in love with him. After Dhivendra recuperates, he finds out that Chandramukhi is being held against her will at Senapati's castle, he sets forth to set her free, but is captured in the process. Held in chains, he is blinded by a vengeful Rajlaxmi, and Chandramukhi is given an ultimatum - either wed Senapati or witness the death of Dhivendra.



Soundtrack album by Naushad
Released 1960
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Naushad chronology
Sohni Mahiwal

The well acclaimed soundtrack for the movie was composed by Naushad and lyrics were penned by Shakeel Badayuni. The soundtrack became a cult favourite among music lovers for its soul stirring music compositions. The soundtrack consists of 10 songs, featuring vocals by Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle. The best known song in the soundtrack is Madhuban Mein Radhika Nache Re, a classical dance song, composed on rāga Hamir and sung by Mohammed Rafi.

Track # Song Singer(s) Length
1 Madhuban Mein Radhika Nache Re Mohammed Rafi 6:02
2 Dil Mein Baji Pyar Ki Shehnaiyan Lata Mangeshkar 3:27
3 Tan Rang Lo Ji Aaj Man Ranglo Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar 3:26
4 Jadugar Qatil Hazir Hai Mera Dil Asha Bhonsle 3:33
5 Zara Man Ki Kewadiya Khol Mohammed Rafi 3:17
6 Chalenge Teer Jab Dil Par Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar 3:27
7 Yeh Kya Zindagi Hai Lata Mangeshkar 3:00
8 Dhal Chuki Sham-E-Gham Mohammed Rafi 3:17
9 Do Sitaron Ka Zameen Par Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi 3:32
10 Koi Pyar Ki Dekhe Jadugari Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar 3:24


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